First time caddy build for long time Dub fan.

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Re: First time caddy build for long time Dub fan.

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Nice work on this buddy, well done


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Cheers Hef, praise indeed🤗
Todays news is, it seems that I need a turbo now 🤕. Intercooler full of oil. To be expected I suppose with an 180k van.
Ah well, it’s only money😂

Anyone have a good BLS turbo kicking about?
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Just bought a refurbed unit from Turboworks. They have good reviews. 🤞it’ll be ok.
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Got my turbo yesterday inc a full gasket set in less that 24H👏

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Today I cut up the B pillar trim caps from the bulkheads and got them ready for carpet.

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Well, Turbo is fitted, along with a new (PO supplied) CV joint, new OS caliper and pads, along with a new diesel filter, oil filter and 5W30 Quantum fully synth. That’s the service taken care of for a few months.

I’ve covered the closing panels for the B pillar in 4 way stretch which I might still redo. The best result I’ve managed though was covering the B pillar trims with Suede Flex Unbacked from Harrison Trim Supplies. Excellent product and even easier to apply than the 4 way stretch.

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….and yesterday I fitted the Caddy Life maxi mirrors I got from one of the guys on here. So much nicer looking although they need painting black.

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Got my cab roof and tray out and covered them in the charcoal Suede Flex, I will admit though the A pillar covers were a nightmare! 😂😂
All back in now, I stripped the carpet off the B pillar closing panels as I think they’d look better in Suede. Unfortunately I’ve run out.😟

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Re: First time caddy build for long time Dub fan.

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Mate van is looking good retrim looks really nice. I haven’t had time for my van at the moment just been collecting parts hopefully get something done over Christmas break.keep the pics coming love looking at other peoples builds


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Cheers Nath. I’m pleased with how it’s coming. 8)
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